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"Spices, sweets, perfumes" Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar Tip by call_me_rhia

Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul: 53 reviews and 126 photos

  nuts at the egyptian market
by call_me_rhia

One interesting place to visit is the Egyptian market. It's located near the Galata Bridge (Sultanahmed side) inside a long ottoman building crossed by some "tunnels" - or better shopping alleys. Basically it looks (and is) a covered souq.

There are plenty of stalls selling all sorts of spices, nuts and perfumes - varying in price.
Ignore the ones with writings in all languages - they have the highest prices... keep walking and look around till you find what you are looking for at the right price.

Saffron (of the same quality), for example, came in a large price range - sometimes it cost more than 10 times as much as in other places. My best suggestion is to buy where local people are buying... which are obviously the most crowded stalls. if a place has a tout, you might as well ignore it.

Address: Eminonu area
Directions: roughly behind the Yeni Cami
Phone: +90 537 646 6331

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  • Written Apr 24, 2005
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